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Directors of urgent care provider warned they could face prosecution over financial ‘criminal offences’

A London urgent care provider faces criminal prosecution over financial and governance concerns, HSJ has learned.

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High covid vaccine uptake in nearly all CCGs

There has been very high uptake of the covid vaccine among those aged 70 and over in nearly all parts of England, new figures from NHS England suggest.

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CCG accused of ‘colluding’ to evict charity at centre of PFI dispute

A clinical commissioning group has been accused of ‘colluding’ with an NHS facilities company to evict a children’s centre.

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STP lures system leader away from London

A  north east London system leader is moving out of the capital to run a health system in the West Country.

Gov warned IT problems will make ‘dog’s breakfast’ of covid vaccine delivery

There is a risk of IT problems making a “dog’s breakfast” out of the covid-19 vaccine programme, amid uncertainty over the balance between national and local booking systems, prominent GPs have warned.

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GPs vote overwhelmingly to form England’s largest CCG

The seven clinical commissioning groups in north east London will merge by April 2021 after GPs in the health system voted overwhelmingly in favour of the move last week.

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HSJ Value Awards 2020: Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year

The Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) programme is a psycho-educational intervention for young people (age 14-20 years) with type 1 diabetes, co-developed by young people and co-delivered by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, youth workers and peer educators.

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NHS England warned fixing e-referral system now ‘critically urgent’

Hospital and GP leaders in east London have warned problems with the capital’s e-referral system have become a ‘critically urgent matter’.

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London Eye: ‘Mad’

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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CCGs’ investigation into racist graffiti continues six months after incident

Clinical commissioning group leaders are investigating racist graffiti which was scrawled inside one of their premises — an incident which happened six months ago.

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Increasing physical health check coverage for those with serious mental illness

City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group took home Mental Health Innovation of the Year at the 2019 HSJ awards. Jennifer Trueland explores the collaborative approach underpinning their win

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Up to 100,000 on antipsychotics with no review

A national strategy is needed to tackle health risks linked to antipsychotic drugs because current policy is letting tens of thousands of people fall through the gaps, commissioners in London are warning.

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Barking's ex-BA finance chief quits due to lack of progress

A finance director whose arrival was hailed as a turning point for a troubled acute trust has quit after 14 months – after it failed to deliver savings at the pace expected.

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HSJ Awards 2019: Mental health innovation of the year

WINNER: City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group, East London Foundation Trust, City and Hackney GP Confederation, Core Sport and Clinical Effectiveness Group – An Alliance Model for Primary Care SMI Physical Health

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Finance manager jailed for fraud must repay £220,000

A senior finance manager convicted of fraud must repay £220,000 or face another three years in jail, a judge has ruled.

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London Eye: Chairs around the clockface

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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Revealed: Two regions dominate rankings for late cancer diagnosis

Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.

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Revealed: The 20 capital projects promised by the PM

The government has unveiled a list of 20 new capital investment projects worth a total of £853m.

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London Eye: The cancer market

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.

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London Eye: No learning, no remorse?

Essential insight into England’s biggest health economy, by Ben Clover.